Featured Wellness Providers


Sarah Acosta Smith, ND (’06) and Alumni Brendan Smith, ND (’09)

In response to patient demand for natural care, Drs. Smith and Acosta Smith have joined Family Health Centers (FHC) in rural Okanogan County. The husband-wife naturopathic doctor team integrates health, science and nature to provide primary care services through a naturopathic medical lens. They work as fully integrated team members in a clinic system that offers patients affordable access to care. Drs. Smith and Acosta Smith bring a wide range of clinical expertise to their patients, particularly those seeking diabetes and cardiovascular care, and family and women’s health care. 

Alumna Tara Mudaliar-Lawal, MS Midwifery (’15) 

A first-of-its-kind maternal-child health clinic, Tara Mudaliar-Lawal founded and directs the Rainier Valley Community Clinic. A licensed midwife, Mudaliar-Lawal set out to establish this clinic for local of color and immigrant families – in response to the Seattle Metro community’s high rates of preterm birth and adverse health outcomes. She is but one more Bastyr pioneer using her education to make a healthier world for all – delivering individualized perinatal care and family medicine within this traditionally underserved community, as well as creating health care jobs for local women.  



Faculty and Student, Brenda Loew, MAc, EAMP/LAc  
Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) Student (’20) 

Brenda Loew teaches acupuncture students at Bastyr’s teaching clinic, while at the same time advancing her education through Bastyr’s DAOM program – where she treats patients for pain in Harborview’s Integrated Pain Care Program. In her spare time, Loew volunteers to treat veteran and military patients at Seattle Acupuncture for Veterans free community clinic, which she co-founded. In each of these clinical settings, Loew uses the powerful medicine of acupuncture to ease pain, help reduce stress and anxiety, and alleviate symptoms of trauma, stress and addiction for her patients.